Sunday, February 23rd 2014
Diva supreme Mariah Carey has carved out a career that has shaped the success narratives of many of today’s top starlets. However, it appears (despite being being their inspiration), the 43-year-old isn’t averse to appreciating their output too.
During a press stop at iHeartRadio‘s Saturday Night Online to promote new single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’, the mother-of-two revealed that she is a fan of one of today’s top talents, Beyonce. A declaration that comes a week after she told The Breakfast Club she “hadn’t heard” the megastar’s latest chart-topper ‘Drunk In Love’.
The vocalist, whose new album arrives on May 6th via Island Def Jam, also revealed that she is also a fan of Instagram’s own Rihanna.
Check out the interview after the jump…
Saturday, February 22nd 2014
Has Hip-Hop found a new smash hit in Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Lookin Ass‘?
Let her naysayers tell it, the answer to that question is no. Alas, they’d soon find their voices blotted out by the 17.6 million streams the cut garnered on VEVO in the last week, going on to outperform Mariah Carey‘s latest release ‘You’re Mine’…launched on the very same day!
Thursday, February 20th 2014
If Camp Mariah Carey opts to go ahead with the star’s May 6th album release date, the only fate the LP can be sure to face is…disaster.
A little dramatic? Perhaps. However, after watching its latest first single slip and slide out of iTunes Top 400 after a week of release, her team is now faced with the mammoth task of convincing the general public to purchase the Def Jam-backed piece.
Problematic, considering the difficulty they’ve had moving all of its singles, save for the ‘Clear Channel‘- pushed ‘Beautiful.’
Now, as if its iTunes run didn’t give Universal enough cause to rethink their strategy, today has seen ’Mine’ make its Billboard Hot 100 debut.
Where it charted?
Find out below…
Wednesday, February 19th 2014
It was billed as “the comeback”. However, after a week of availability, the flame that heated the buzz for Mariah Carey‘s new single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’ has but burned out.
As at writing, the track sits at #376 on US iTunes. Yes, three-hundred-and-seventy-six.
A tale of unfortunate proportions, the placing sees the song chart under releases that impacted several years ago. Indeed, the likes Beyonce’s ‘Halo’ (2008), Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ (2011), and even Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ (2010), all rank higher on the tally. Even Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You’ (2004) places above ‘Mine’.
And granted a rebound is plausible as the cut has just been sent to radio and further performances are lined up, the jaw-dropping dip suggests only a marginal rise is likely.
So what is the “problem”?
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
Yesterday evening brought with it the debut episode of ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’.
Hyped in earnest, it marked the comedian’s first turn in the iconic chair – which was left vacant by departed host Jay Leno.
To help the funny-man make a major first impression, a multitude of megastars (and Kim Kardashian) stopped by for a hilarious surprise skit.
Included in the line-up were divas Mariah Carey and Lady GaGa, who both earned rapturous applause from the studio audience.
Monday, February 17th 2014
As her label-mate Rihanna continues work on her eighth studio album, and Beyonce continues to reap many a reward from her latest, Mariah Carey no doubt seeks to come out on top when her new album drops via Island Def Jam on May 6th.
So, it should come as little surprise that the icon has taken a ‘hands on’ approach to the project’s campaign, executing every move employed to push the project alongside manager/producer Jermaine Dupri, and – as she explains in the interview below- the latest video unveiled to support its cause.
Indeed, with just over 1.2 million views on YouTube, the star’s clip for new single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’ made quite the digital splash upon arrival and may now see its streaming data land her the smash hit traditional sales are currently struggling to nab her.
Now watch her dish on the visual’s concept, and the part she played in its Trey Songz- assisted conception after the jump!
Monday, February 17th 2014
While the bulk of her contemporaries have hit-churning songwriters to thank for their time at the top, Mariah Carey stands proud as one artist whose lyrical prowess is just as impressive as the God-given talent she flaunts oh-so often.
Responsible for penning the majority of the gems that make up her discography, her songwriting abilities have secured her a brand of credibility even her more gifted rivals are yet to score…whether their fans would choose to accept it or not.
Now peep Mimi explain why she encourages fellow musicians to write their own music, during an ‘American Idol’- fuelled chit chat on the ‘Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.’
Monday, February 17th 2014
Are sales of Mariah Carey‘s forthcoming LP doomed?
If the quality of singles ‘Beautiful’ and ‘You’re Mine’ are anything to go by, the answer to that uncomfortable question is no.
Alas, as many a ‘music head’ will know all too well, the quality of one’s music means very little on a commercial front, if the consumer simply isn’t into it.
It’s for this reason, Camp Carey may have a problem on its hands today, now that her brand new single has slipped, tripped and dipped out of iTunes USA less than a week after its release.
Full story below…